2009 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2011 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 62

  • Onthelees Likes this wine: (89 points)

    July 15, 2014 - Very much like my previous note. Savory is the right word for this wine. This is a Pinot that you hold in your hand and savor the passage of flavors from cherry to earth to acid to herbal finish. There is something in that long herbal finish that invites your mind to linger. That alone is worth the purchase.

  • Baylorwine wrote: (89 points)

    June 4, 2014 - Drank over 3 days. No notes taken, but got better each day. 89 was the average with a 91 on day 3.

  • jrick wrote: (88 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Raspberry and light herbs on the nose. Lingonberries, dark Cherry, leather, licorice and oak with a long after taste. Light but prescent acidity and soft tannins. A Little bitter on the End. Drinks really well on its own but should go well with lighter dishes of red meat, the acidity is there to accompany a lighter creamy sauce I would Think (drank this without food).

  • wdlohr wrote: (87 points)

    May 13, 2014 - No surprises and no excitement. Plush soft fruit with minimal tannin. Soft and approachable.

  • Onthelees Likes this wine: (89 points)

    March 5, 2014 - Ruby to garnet color; nose of red fruit, earth, forest floor and a touch of herbs. Medium bodied with cherry, strawberry fruit, moderate earth, leather, a touch of licorice evolving towards light spice and herbs on the moderate finish. Enjoyable acidity. Lean. Better as it opened up. Very good for the price.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, Issue #153 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Au Bon Climat
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 134 (21%)
  • Consumed 508 (79%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

93% Like It  14 votes